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Online First Aid, CPR AED Training and Certification in California

CALIFORNIA ONLINE TRAINING INFORMATION

We all know that traffic in Los Angeles and surrounding cities can be a pain, that’s why we’ve created comprehensive online training courses for working professionals that are required to be certified in First Aid and/or CPR/AED and healthcare professionals who are required to be certified in ACLS, PALS or BLS. There is no need to travel in gridlock to an in-person training class to complete your certification. Our programs come with an online course and exam created by certified AHA physicians using the most current 2015 guidelines. The AHA guidelines are updated once every 5 years with the next update being in 2020. ACLS, PALS, BLS & CPR Recertification courses are also available!

Our courses are accessible 24 hours a day and were designed to be completed at a pace that works for the student. What does this mean for you? You can complete your CPR or ACLS training from home or work, morning or night from your phone or a desktop.

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EARN YOUR CERTIFICATION TODAY WITH 3 EASY STEPS

Step 1 – Start the course

Choose the course that you would like to complete. If need to take more than one course, CPR & First or ACLS & PALS, make sure to select the appropriate package. Once you select and pay for your class, you will gain access to the training materials. You may take as much or as little time as you need to study.

Step 2 – Take the Certification or Recertification Exam

The test is not timed so take the test at a speed that works for you. You will be given two retakes in the case that you are unable to pass the exam on your first try. We recommend referring back to the training manual before attempting to retake the exam.

Step 3 – Once you successfully pass the exam, you can immediately print out a digital copy of your certification card. The hard copy will be mailed to you within 3-5 days.

Remember, our training program is completed entirely only and doesn’t require an in-person skills test. This will save California residents the hassle of finding a training center or class that works with their schedule.

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CALIFORNIA HEALTH DATA

In California, 38% of adults live with some form of chronic condition with the most common conditions being asthma, hypertension, heart disease and diabetes. Also, approximately 1.5 million children have asthma. Because of this health challenge, more and more employers are requiring their employees to be certified in CPR and First Aid, including construction workers, coaches, teachers and caretakers. Additionally, emergency health care professionals are required to be trained and certified in ACLS & BLS and PALS if working with pediatrics.

California is one of 22 states that will require CPR as a high school graduation requirement. CPR & first aid training will be taught to most students starting in 2018. The students will be required to complete a hands on CPR & First Aid training prior to graduating.

ABOUT CALIFORNIA

California, a state located on the west coast of the United States, is the most populous US state and third largest state by area. The name California is derived from a mythological Spanish island ruled by a queen called Califia who was featured in a Spanish romance written by Garcia Ordonez de Montalvo in 1510. It is the 31st state in the USA, admitted on September 9, 1850. Main industries are oil, mining, electronics, movie making and tourism, besides doing agriculture of many products. The state capital is Sacramento.

The population of California, as per U.S Census Bureau, in 2010 was 37,253,956. It rose to 38,332,521in 2013; an increase of 2.9%. From 2000 to 2009 the increase in California’s population (births minus death) was 3,090,016. Net migration (in-migration minus out-migration) was 306,925 people.

LOS ANGELES

Los Angeles County is the most populous county in California with approximately 27% of the state’s population residing in it. If L.A. county were a state, it would be one of the top ten most populous states! However, migration to the country has slowed down with a growth of approximately 50,000 residents in 2015-2016. The county is seeing a trend of less births and a higher ratio of seniors, 20 per 100 working adults.

Chronic diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes are the leading cause of death and a major cause in premature death in the county. Additionally, the Los Angeles area has one of the country’s worst air pollution problems which causes 1,300 deaths annually and is a risk factor for asthma attacks, heart attacks, heart disease and lung cancer. Knowing how to administer CPR comes in handy during sudden cardiac emergencies due to the poor air quality. According to the American Heart Association, administering CPR to a cardiac victim could increase their survival rate by three.

SAN DIEGO

San Diego is the second most populous city in California and the eight most populous in the United States. San Diego is in the most southern part of California bordering Mexico. The city runs along the Pacific Ocean and has mild climate year round which attracts more than 30 million visitors to the county annually. The Mediterranean-like weather also creates an ideal environment for farming. The San Diego county is the 12th largest farming economy in the nation with more than 6,500 small family farms and high producer of avocado, lemon and strawberries.

The beautiful weather coupled with the locally grown fruits and vegetables, make San Diego the perfect place for its residents to live an active, healthy lifestyle. However, over 50% of San Diego’s adult population is obese and cardiovascular disease is still the no. 1 cause of death. San Diego ranks lower than the average in California for other types of chronic illness such as Diabetes and Asthma. Exercise, adding fruits and vegetable to the diet and water intake are the first steps to living a better lifestyle. If you live in San Diego or will be visiting the area soon, check out a few of these amazing places to exercise outdoors. Remember when walking, hiking or running outdoors it is important to always stay hydrated and if your body is telling you “NO!”, then it’s time to take a break.

5 outdoor exercise spots in San Diego: http://www.bondedinc.com/5placestoexerciseoutdoorsinsandiego/

SAN JOSE

San Jose is the most populous city in Northern California and the third most populous in the state. San Diego is known for its large tech industry, home to tech giants Cisco, eBay, PayPal, Samsung, Adobe Systems and Acer. The city is not only one of the wealthiest in the country but also one of the wealthiest major cities in the world. The air quality in San Jose is 45 out 100 with the risk of getting cancer or other respiratory diseases [due to air quality] slightly higher than the nation’s average, but lower than Los Angeles. In order to maintain respiratory wellness, it’s important to check the city air quality reports. When pollution is high, staying indoors and reducing heavy physical activity can decrease the levels of air pollution that you inhale. Those who suffer from respiratory conditions such as asthma, should speak to their health providers about best practices to reduce attacks.

SAN FRANCISCO

San Francisco is the fourth most populous city in California and a popular destination for tourist with more than 10 million visitors visiting the area annually. Some of the most popular tourist attractions are the Golden Gate Bridge, Pier 39 and Alamo Square Park. The Golden Gate National Recreation Area gets over 13 million visitors a year making it one of the busiest units in the National Park system.

San Francisco has a lower rate of heart disease than the average rate in California. There are also less hospital visits due to hypertension, chronic heart failure and stroke in Sf than the state’s average. In 2013-2014 the percentage of adults with asthma was lower than the average in California. This was an unusual occurrence and had not happened since 2005. The Bay area known for their year round fog, ranks amongst the worst in the nation for air quality, but had made a tremendous effort to improve the air quality by implementing stricter pollution restrictions. Due to the poor air quality, San Francisco usually has a higher rate of hospital visits due to lung diseases such as lung cancer, bronchitis and asthma, especially amongst seniors.

FRESNO

Fresno is the fifth most populous city in California with a population of approximately 500,000 and a combined total of nearly a million in the county. Fresno is near the center of California and has a Mediterranean like climate. Due to the traffic congestion and pollution issues, Fresno ranks as one of the worst counties for air quality and the highest rate for asthma in children. Other health issues that plague the residents in Fresno are lung inflammation, respiratory illness, chronic bronchitis and cardiac problems. Because of the many cardiac and respiratory issues, it is beneficial for citizens to be trained in CPR techniques.

OTHER CITIES IN CALIFORNIA

We also provide online CPR & First Aid training for the less populous cities in California including Sacramento, Oakland, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Irvine, San Bernardino and Riverside. Jobs that may require a CPR certification are caregivers, teachers, coaches, construction workers, emergency responders and other health care workers. It is also beneficial for parents and those who work with children to be knowledgeable in first aid and CPR. Our ACLS, PALS & BLS certification courses are ideal for health care providers, emergency responders, nurses and other health care professionals.

REAL LIFE HEROES IN CALIFORNIA

In 2015, a small town east of San Francisco made headlines for its reputation as one of the safest places in the United States for a person experiencing a cardiac emergency. In San Ramon Valley, a cardiac patient’s chance of survival outside a hospital setting was 13.2% which was 3% higher than the national average. However, if the shockable heart attack was witnessed, the chances of survival were 120% higher than the rest of the country!

The town attributed these outstanding 2014 statistics to a team effort between the emergency responding staff, the citizens and the use of the PulsePoint app. In addition to having an effective system in place for 911 calls, in 2011 the Fire Department developed an outreach program to train 2000 residents annually in hands-only CPR. This program prepares both adults and school children to administer CPR in certain medical emergencies. With so much of the community trained in CPR, the PulsePoint app has proved to be an effective tool during cardiac emergencies. The PulsePoint app works with public safety agencies to alert CPR-trained citizens of public cardiac incidents. Since the success of this app in San Ramon Valley, the app has since been launched in 13 cities, including San Francisco and Los Angeles.

To read more of this story visit: http://www.emsworld.com/news/12088535/california-communitys-cardiac-arrest-survival-rate-twice-national-average

To learn more about PulsePoint visit: http://www.pulsepoint.org/foundation/

CALIFORNIA CPR STORIES

A heroic firefighter in Santa Monica went viral in March 2017 when he made the news for performing CPR on a dog, Nalu and saving its life. Andrew Klein rescued the pup from an apartment fire and immediately realized that he wasn’t breathing. Nalu’s owner had tried to rescue him but couldn’t get past the smoke. Klein jumped into action, performed CPR on Nalu for 20 minutes and revived him!

To read more about Klein and Nalu: http://abc7.com/pets/santa-monica-firefighter-saves-dogs-life-using-cpr/1815843/

Resources:

http://www.chcf.org/publications/2006/10/chronic-disease-in-california-facts-and-figures

http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/plan/docs/CHA_CHIP/LACDPHCommunityHealthAssessment2015.pdf

http://www.dailynews.com/social-affairs/20150330/5-ways-los-angeles-countys-population-is-changing

https://www.sdfarmbureau.org/SD-Ag/Ag-Facts.php

https://www.sfdph.org/dph/files/hc/HCAgen/HCAgen2016/May%2017/2016CHNAAppendices.pdf